Monday, February 19, 2018

It's Been Years!

I have been putting together a yearbook for the year 2008. Throwing our pictures together wouldn't have been nearly as easy if I hadn't blogged that year. So here I am, half a decade later, posting on the good old blog. Let's see if I can get 2018 blogged. And it's not so much to have an audience, as it is to have for us to remember–like a journal.

We've been living with Gary's dad, Craig, step-mom, Becky, and sister, Kaitlin (18), for about 9 months now. It's gone by super fast. We are up here while Gary finishes his PMBA at the U. He was commuting from St. George as soon as he started in January 2017, and we finally decided to rent out our house and move up with family. It's been good–a little squishy, but good. They have been great to let us stay with them. Of course we are paying rent to live here, but it still saves us some money so we can pay for Gary's schooling and not have to go into debt.

This weekend we went to Classic Skating for a Haroldsen get-together. It was soooo fun. Pretty much Gary and I rock at skating and felt like we were in 7th grade again. The kids tried out skating too, and I just have to laugh out loud thinking about Tucker on his skates. Doodles' legs are noodles. Classic has a spot with a jump and Gary totally hit it, and of course I had to try too. Everyone had so much fun!

Saturday we went to Fat Cats and went bowling with the McSwains and some of their friends. The McSwains are in the same ward as us. I serve in the Primary Presidency with Hailee McSwain. Tucker didn't want to go, but he rarely does want to go anywhere, until he gets there, and then he is fine. The McSwains are so fun. They have a lot in common with us. Except our kids are all the opposite genders. They have 2 girls and then a boy. They like hunting, and playing on the weekends. They've been some good friends while we have been in Ogden. One thing we better be careful about though is that Colton is just as excited about buying expensive toys/guns as Gary is. Our other friends in St. George could usually talk us out of it, but Colton just agrees with Gary. I'm sure they will both have motorcycles and super expensive pellet guns, and professional laser tag games in no time! It's too bad we can't just take our good friends with us wherever we live. We had to leave friends in St. George too!

So far the plan is to go back to St. George, but I honestly have no real idea what we will do because I guess it all just depends on work for Gary, etc. Our renters' lease is up in June, but he will still have school until October. We'll see what happens!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Happy Halloween

Candy!!!! We are stocked up for the year. Tucker got his 2nd wind when he saw it got dark, found out he didn't have to go to bed, and saw his candy bag filling up.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Staheli Farm Fun

Last night we went to Staheli Farm with the Houghtons and Harmons. We had a blast!

Monday, October 8, 2012

A lot of fun

We have done a lot of fun things this fall. We have been to sea world and Tuck and Gary have had a lot of fun on the new 4 wheeler. We always have fun when the Laidlaws take us out on the boat and Tucker isn't afraid of the water(what's new). This year he went cliff jumping and rode on the tube.

Friday, August 3, 2012

If I was on top of things...March

Oh March. You were so long ago. But here's what I would have posted then if I was on top of things.

We went to the airshow.

My sister got engaged while on a hike above our house. We put duct tape on the roof to help ask.

 We gardened.
Zeb relaxed while he watched us garden.
 We went on walks.
 And went for a drive in Gary's new Bronco.
 Zeb would fall asleep biting his blankets. He has some weird biting fetish.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

What we've been up to!

We hiked to the top of the red rocks in front of our house. The view was awesome! Tucker always talks about going to "the top" now.


We went up North to see Gary's aunt get sealed to her husband and little boy. It was awesome :) Here are some shots from our visit.


Here's a picture of me and my sisters at Abbey's baby shower

Gary helped me make a frame for our front room. I cut out the shape and Tucker helped me paint it. Here it is :)

Here's Daddy and Tuck working on some cabinets for a new desk area we put in our basement. We just put an ad on Craigslist that we would haul of anyone's old cabinets for them if they were remodeling, so they wouldn't have to worry about them. We got a few calls and some free cabinets! We sanded them down and stained them. I'll post the end result next post.

Gary got a two new Bronco Broncos, and once we installed a back seat in one of them, we took the kids for a ride in it. And we took the top off since it has been so warm.

Here's some shots of Tucker and Daddy hanging out.

Daddy and his boys watching some TV

Tucker and I made a boat like in his Curious George book that he got at the library.

Here's me and the kids in the parking lot at the Wildlife Museum:

Here's Tuck and Lily playing on Lily's trampoline:

Here's Tucker and Zeb being best little buddies. Tucker has definitely warmed up to being a big brother and even kissed Zeb's owie better the other day.

And here's some shots of the newest member of the family, little Zeb.